Sidney Reilly

Lieutenant Sidney George Reilly, MC[1] (c. 24 March 1873 – 5 November 1925), famously known as the Ace of Spies, was a Jewish Russian-born adventurer andsecret agent employed by Scotland Yard, the British Secret Service Bureau and later the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS).[2] He is alleged to have spied for at least four nations.[3] His notoriety during the 1920s was created in part by his friend, British diplomat and journalist Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart, who publicized their thwarted operation to overthrow the Bolshevik regime in 1918.[4]

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